Oswego County weekly COVID update: 106 confirmed cases reported over past week; death toll rises to 219, up three from last week

CDC Reduces Oswego County COVID-19 Community Level to “Low”

OSWEGO COUNTY – Oswego County’s COVID-19 community level has been reduced to “low,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) now recommend that people wear a mask if they have been exposed to COVID-19, have symptoms or have tested positive for the virus. It is also recommended that people stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and get tested if they have symptoms.

The number of new COVID-19 cases continues to drop this week as well. The Oswego County Health Department reported 106 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 from Monday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 20. This includes both lab-confirmed and at-home tests.

The breakdown of data collected during that time period is as follows:

Number of lab/provider tests: 1,711

Number of lab/provider positive cases: 92

Percentage of lab/provider positive cases: 5.38%

Number of at-home positive test results: 14

NYSDOH also reported three additional COVID-19-related deaths in the last week, bringing the total to 219.

“We are always sad to report the loss of a neighbor, regardless of any progress we make on the COVID-19 front,” said Oswego County Interim Public Health Director Vera Dunsmoor. “We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of these residents. It is important to remember that we must continue to work together to limit the spread of COVID-19